Your wedding day is one of the most magical moments of your entire life. From those first steps down the aisle through to cutting the cake, the memories you create will be cherished for a lifetime. And, before anyone has even RSVP’s to the invitation, there are numerous things to organise and tick off your To Do list.
Finding the right suppliers can take the stress out of planning your big day. When you have professional, hardworking and creative people alongside you, it gives you the freedom to really enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.
What to look for when finding Wedding suppliers?
It’s always helpful to take advice and recommendations from friends and family when choosing suppliers. Couples who are recently married themselves will have insider knowledge as to who excelled their expectations and who fell below the line.
Forums and review sites are also a good place to research. You’ll be able to get an overriding view of how professional a company is according to past Weddings they have supplied products for. Look at their online portfolios to understand whether their individual style co-aligns with your dream Wedding.
It is worth checking with some suppliers whether they have public liability insurance. This will cover compensation payments and related legal costs if the supplier is held responsible for an injury to a guest or other supplier, or damage to their property. This sort of protection is especially important for larger items such as flowers and your wedding dress.
Make sure you give your suppliers as much information as possible. For the more creative fields such as the florist, consider creating a scrapbook of ideas so that they’re not just relying on your descriptions. Keep them up to date with any changes to timings or venue location and make sure to check in with them regularly for updates. All of this will help to ensure your day goes without a hitch.
The Essential Suppliers
Your Wedding is made up of so many different aspects. The main suppliers you will need to consider are:
1. Wedding Venue/Marquee Supplier
2. Wedding Dress supplier
3. Wedding Photographers
4. Wedding Band or Wedding DJ
5. Wedding Stationery Supplier (Save The Date Cards, Invitations etc)
7. Makeup Artist and Hairdresser
8. Wedding Cake Baker
9. Catering Company (Check whether this includes your wine and alcohol)
10. Wedding Venue décor Hire
11. Wedding Videographer
12. Wedding Transport
Making use of experienced and professional suppliers will make your special day even more magical.